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International Tax Research Guide [under development]: News


U.S. IRS provides:

Internal Revenue Bulletin

The IRS describes this source as "the authoritative instrument of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue for announcing official rulings and procedures of the Internal Revenue Service and for publishing Treasury Decisions, Executive Orders, Tax Conventions, legislation, court decisions and other items of general interest."     

See Part II.—Treaties and Tax Legislation.

e-News Subscriptions

The IRS offers free topic-specific e-newsletters, including Country-by-Country Reporting News & Information Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) News & Information.

Bloomberg Law: Daily Tax Report International (tip: filter results by date, topic, country, company) + International Tax Developments Tracker (tip: filter results by date, region of the world, country, type of tax, topic) + OECD Two-Pillar Global Tax Agreement Watch includes news and insights.

International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation, subscription IBFD Tax Research Platform > in BLS Library's catalog record, click: ACCESS ONLINE VERSION (IBFD) > in the IBFD Tax Research Platform, click: Search > beneath search box, click category: News 

TIP: One can filter news by country/jurisdiction or by international organization.  Also, one can run keyword searches. 

(Access IBFD Tax Research Platform on campus, in BLS housing, and elsewhere off campus if one has implemented the proxy server instructions.)

Kluwer International Tax Blog Tax includes selected international tax developments.

To access Tax from off-campus locations: implement the BLS proxy server instructions for one web browser.

Lexis > Legal News Hub, click tab: More to view Law360: Tax Authority "deep news and analysis."  This is only available in Lexis.

> Law360 Tax Authority: International

Attorney Rufus Rhoades provides a monthly newsletter on international tax issues.  Rhoades & Langer treatise states that interested researchers can obtain this free newsletter by contacting:

Tax Analysts, Tax Notes Today International + Tax Notes Today Global [= international news/analysis "from a U.S. perspective"]

Tax Notes Today International includes BEPS Expert, FATCA Expert and Transfer Pricing Expert. 

BLS students, faculty and administrators need to create individual accounts to access these Tax Notes news sources.

1) Access > click SIGN IN (top left)
2) In username field, enter your Brooklyn Law School e-mail address > click: Next

3) Beneath "New Brooklyn Law School User?" click: Register Here

4) On the profile page, enter your name and Brooklyn Law School e-mail address.  C
hoose a password and enter it.
5) After completing the profile, click: SAVE CHANGES

6) You will go to the Tax Notes website, where you can sign in with your username (your Brooklyn Law School e-mail address) and the password you chose.  Under Subscriptions > News, there are links to these sources.

VitalLaw provides Global Daily Tax News + FATCA Global News

To access VitalLaw from off-campus locations: implement the BLS proxy server instructions for one web browser.